Census miscount likely allowed R.I. to keep second congressional seat

A MAP SHOWS states that gained or lost a congressional seat based on 2020 U.S. Census Bureau numbers. Several states, including Rhode Island, were miscounted, the bureau announced on Thursday. / COURTESY U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
PROVIDENCE – A miscount in the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau report seemingly allowed Rhode Island to keep its second congressional seat, corrected data from the national agency revealed on Thursday. During the last census cycle, Rhode Island appeared poised to lose one of its two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives due to stagnant…

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